I’ve just been stunned and inspired by the virtuosity of Jake Simabukuro. So much so that I have to share this blast of inspiration with you. Jake is not a photographer — at least not that I know of. Rather, he is a ukelele player.
That’s right, Jake plays the most humble and, I dare say, most laughed-at, member of the guitar family. I have tripods that are bigger than his 4-stringed mini-guitar. Yet, his passion, his total commitment to his craft sets Jake apart. Above, you can watch Jake play Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Below, you can watch him play George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’ Prepare yourself to be stunned and inspired. I’ll wait.
So the next time you feel you have to spend more money to get a piece of gear, stop. Ask yourself if the transaction will truly make you a better photographer. Then ask yourself what you can do with the gear you have already. My friend, Tim Smith at Canon USA, said recently “NO camera is better than its user.” A stunning philosophy. Embrace the fact that your skill and your passion are the keys to becoming a better photographer — not the value of the gear in your bag.
For more about Jake and his music, check out his website > http://jakeshimabukuro.com. Support his passion. Buy his album there. It’ll be the best 10-bucks you’ve ever spent on your photography. If you want to hear Jake live, check out his tour schedule here. And yes, Jake’s on Facebook and Twitter.
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